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Ivan Barnett
May 12 – June 11, 2017

In the Garden & Beyond the Sky

Acclaimed folk artist Ivan Barnett offers new sculptures for the garden. Each layered, riveted collage is as distinctive and rich as the culture that rises from the black earth in the heart of rural America.


"I’ve gone from literal to not literal" 

"My latest work is far from Pennsylvania German because the abstract shapes are more interesting to me now from a design standpoint"


Ivan layers the thin metal and, once the story emerges in the collage, he rivets the pieces in place. A coat of flat black unifies the elements while exacting touches of bold color add playful definition.

Ivan is pleased to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Nature Conservancy because it is an organization he adores. Specifically, this exhibition supports the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve.

Inspired by the iconic folk art of Amish country, Ivan started making sculpture in 1976, relying through the years on the materials he loves – thin-gauged steel and primary colors.


"When I observe the Pennsylvania German folk artists, I know I am watching people who make art purely for the sake of art"


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